The Petit Mail Story


“I first created Petit Mail when my daughter NJ was two and a half and loved walking with me to our community mailbox.  As a lover of snail mail, I started looking for the “perfect” snail mail subscription for her to enjoy – something bright and fun, with beautiful illustrations, a short story, a way for me to connect and engage with her.  Most importantly, I wanted something affordable, without large shipping fees. I couldn’t find quite the right thing, and so….I started the work to bring my idea to life!

Over the past few years I’ve worked hard to create a kids subscription that I believe is affordable and accessible to everyone. When you order a Petit Mail story postcard subscription, I still get excited and do a little dance of joy.  Each and every time.” – Alison

Petit Mail is a bright, fun snail mail story postcard subscription for kids ages three to early reader.


Discover The JOY of Snail Mail

Petit Mail is the fun way to introduce a new generation to the joy of snail mail.  Created and written by mom and entrepreneur Alison Butler, each story postcard is packaged, stamped and addressed by hand.

Every month, your Petit Mail story postcard arrives in your mailbox in a bright, colourful envelope, addressed with your child’s first name.  There is always something new to discover – some months you might find an extra stamp or doodle on your envelope and your mail is always sealed with coloured tape.




Each month, story postcards are:

(+) full colour, double-sided.
(+) printed on thick, quality cardstock.
(+) packaged in bright, fun colourful envelopes featuring stamps, embossing & tape.
(+) some months include little extras, like stickers & other goodies.

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How Petit Mail Works

Order: Choose from Canada, USA, or International delivery address subscription options.
Ideal ages three to early reader.

Receive: Check the mailbox together regularly, talk & connect, explore your surroundings.  Petit Mail story postcards arrive in your mailbox once per month.

Read & Play Together: Read your story card & use the monthly adventure as inspiration for family time activities.  Spark your child’s imagination and encourage creative play. Oliver is putting on a puppet show?  You can too!

Petit Mail story postcard themes include: art, writing, science, engineering, nature, reading, creative and imaginative play, all at an age-appropriate level.


Purchase A Petit Mail Subscription

With so much of our days filled with technology, it is a wonderful treat to receive real paper mail.

Give your child the gift of a monthly snail mail surprise.
Petit Mail provides something to look forward to receiving together and encourages quality time together as a family.

Canadian and US subscriptions cost $7 per month and all prices INCLUDE postage. International subscriptions are also available.

It’s fun, affordable, and gives you a unique way to spend quality time with your kids. Read together and let your story card inspire new ideas and new ways to play!

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Photography by Amy Donovan Photography and Melanie Mathieu Photography